Guest Editorial: The present status and future prospects of non-social bees as crop pollinators
Phillip F Torchio
The Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory at Utah State University sponsored the first 'International workshop on non-Apis bees and their role as crop pollinators' which was held in Logan, Utah, USA, from 10-13 August 1992. Invitations were sent to all researchers interested in non-Apis studies in an effort to bring this particular group of investigators together. The meeting was designed to offer the maximum number of papers for presentation in front of peers and, just as importantly, to offer maximum one-on-one contact to establish a communication network for future projects on non-Apis bees. The meeting was attended by 120 participants from 18 countries, and 75 papers and/or posters were presented.